I was going to go get my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season today (#TEAMPSL) without even filling in my brows or curling my lashes, but then I saw The Pinkprint, one of the MAC X Nicki Minaj Collection Lipsticks, and wondered what Nicki Minaj would do…
Because she’s kind of a bad-@ss, and I can’t picture her going low-key to Starbucks. Nah, she’d be all decked out with full-on glam and a pink wig.
In honor of Miss Nicki’s latest MAC collab (she’s done others before), I put on mah eyeliner, mah lipstick and a smile, then grabbed my first PSL of the season…which was iced, actually, because it was hot enough here for shorts and a t-shirt.
Light nude pink The Pinkprint is one of two lip products in the collection with LE packaging, and it’s the product I’m playing with first from the release because I thought it would look yummy with blue eyeliner.
Wow, it’s very pigmented! Before I put it on, I thought it was going to look weird on me, because I don’t know about you, but really pale, really opaque nude lipsticks are usually hard for me to pull off, but I think it’s actually pretty wearable by itself.
I still feel like it’s a smidgen too light for me, though, but that might be because I’m not used to seeing myself in nude pale pinks.
Before I left for Starbucks, here’s what I did for this lip look…
1. Lined and filled in my lips with pinkish mauve MAC Lip Liner in Dervish
2. Layered creamy mid-toned The Pinkprint Lipstick directly on top
3. Dabbed a bit of muted rosy pink Please Me Lipglass on top of everything
I used the doe-foot to apply Please Me this time (only a little, because I didn’t want it to look thick and goopy), but when I layer a Lipglass (incidentally, the MAC Lipglasses were recently repackaged) on top of something else, I usually put a little on the back of my hand first, then pick it up with a fingertip, because I don’t want to get any mixed in with the Glass.
Ooh! — I’m definitely gonna try a few Nikki lip combos with smoky eyes. I can’t even believe it’s almost that time of year.
Have you picked anything up yet from MAC X Nicki Minaj?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If you’re interested in checking it out, the limited edition MAC X Nicki Minaj collection is on counters now.